What Is Everyone Eating?

gemma marshall

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I have started back on 15mg and feel I would like to amp it up a bit. Sometimes I am unsure if what I am eating is enough. This is an example of my daily food intake. Please feel free to advise me on any improvements, Thank you :)
Breakfast - 2 poached eggs on 1 piece of soy linseed toast no butter but promite
Snack - Isowhey protein shake on water
Lunch - mango or some cherries
Snack - protein shake on water
Dinner - steamed veges(1cup) and a small piece of protein.

I am doing 30 min on cross trainer ever second day and occasionally do some weight training.
 

Anka

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Looks pretty good to me. I do two eggs hard boiled for breakfast or a meal replacement shake. At morning tea time I'll have an apple or banana, lunch is usually a Greek salad with chicken or rice cakes with cottage cheese or tuna. I normally don't get hungry again till dinner time bad usually have some chicken breast with salad or veggies or a meal replacement shake instead. It's only my first week in so I'm still learning about my food intake and whether I'm eating enough. The only thing I would suggest is having more for protein at lunch time.
 

gemma marshall

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Thanks Anka I will make sure to add more protein maybe some tuna or something? Your eating plan looks good. I can't wait to see your results in the next few weeks :)
 
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When i was on herbalife my coach said i shud lay off whey protein ( just stick with the replacement meal shake) to speed up weightloss bcse whey was meant to build up/bulk up muscle hence it'll take longer to lose weight (by muscle mass burning the fat or something so the body wont be flabby when finally losing weight )

Im not sure if its true, but after a year taking whey protein, herbalife then switched to shaklee, i only lost 7.7kg post pregnany then only to gain it all back (myself to blame not watching what i eat)

I reached 72kg 3 days ago (while still replacing my meal once a day with shaklee as 'maintenance' i didnt realized that ive gained so much weight from 65kg since last april.. Im panicking bcse my used to work weight loss aid give up on me n stop giving me any result.

Thank god im 'overweight enough' to be prescribed. I dont look overweight tho. Doc had to recalculate BMI just to be sure. I have a 'normal' bodyshape perhaps from the muscle mass but seeing the scale is enough to give me cardiac arrest

Maybe u can try a week with whey and 1 week off it maybe it works just fine for u but if it doesnt ure not too far along to restart again
 

SevenOfNine

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When i was on herbalife my coach said i shud lay off whey protein ( just stick with the replacement meal shake) to speed up weightloss bcse whey was meant to build up/bulk up muscle hence it'll take longer to lose weight (by muscle mass burning the fat or something so the body wont be flabby when finally losing weight )
From what I've read on the topic, protein won't necessarily bulk you up, especially when it's being consumed in a low calorie diet, it'll just help prevent muscle loss, which is awesome, because what we (usually) want is fat loss, not muscle loss. :-D

Of course drinking one or more protein shakes on top of your daily calorie allowance won't do you any favours, but incorporating them into your calorie intake will probably do you a world of good, considering muscle mass plays a role in fat loss!

Either way, to each their own, everyone's body is different and I reckon your suggestion to try both ways and see how it works is great. :)
 
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From what I've read on the topic, protein won't necessarily bulk you up, especially when it's being consumed in a low calorie diet, it'll just help prevent muscle loss, which is awesome, because what we (usually) want is fat loss, not muscle loss. :-D

Of course drinking one or more protein shakes on top of your daily calorie allowance won't do you any favours, but incorporating them into your calorie intake will probably do you a world of good, considering muscle mass plays a role in fat loss!

Either way, to each their own, everyone's body is different and I reckon your suggestion to try both ways and see how it works is great. :)
Yeah :( so unfortunate that my body stop responding to it i was so sad bcse i lose 1-2kg while on herbalife during my 2nd pregnancy and i was at 7-8 months pregnant!

I took it the same way prior delivery :

- bfast (with 100ml soy milk less sugar less fat and 200ml plain water)
- low cal lunch (not more than 800cals)
- dinner again with shakes - using plain water 300ml.
- total cals consumed around 1000-1200 max in consistency.

Still, somehow my weight creep up slowly within 1 year of consuming. its kinda scary and thank God i realized it bcse i dont like to weigh myself never owns a scale my clothes fit as per usual only the biggest tell tale is my 28inch jeans is tighter and snug.

Maybe i was soy intollerant?but i took it during pregnancy 2nd trimester above and shockingly i still lose weight :( weird
 

cassieriordan

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Yeah :( so unfortunate that my body stop responding to it i was so sad bcse i lose 1-2kg while on herbalife during my 2nd pregnancy and i was at 7-8 months pregnant!

I took it the same way prior delivery :

- bfast (with 100ml soy milk less sugar less fat and 200ml plain water)
- low cal lunch (not more than 800cals)
- dinner again with shakes - using plain water 300ml.
- total cals consumed around 1000-1200 max in consistency.

Still, somehow my weight creep up slowly within 1 year of consuming. its kinda scary and thank God i realized it bcse i dont like to weigh myself never owns a scale my clothes fit as per usual only the biggest tell tale is my 28inch jeans is tighter and snug.

Maybe i was soy intollerant?but i took it during pregnancy 2nd trimester above and shockingly i still lose weight :( weird
hi. 800 calories is not a low calorie lunch
 

SevenOfNine

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Yeah :( so unfortunate that my body stop responding to it i was so sad bcse i lose 1-2kg while on herbalife during my 2nd pregnancy and i was at 7-8 months pregnant!

I took it the same way prior delivery :

- bfast (with 100ml soy milk less sugar less fat and 200ml plain water)
- low cal lunch (not more than 800cals)
- dinner again with shakes - using plain water 300ml.
- total cals consumed around 1000-1200 max in consistency.

Still, somehow my weight creep up slowly within 1 year of consuming. its kinda scary and thank God i realized it bcse i dont like to weigh myself never owns a scale my clothes fit as per usual only the biggest tell tale is my 28inch jeans is tighter and snug.

Maybe i was soy intollerant?but i took it during pregnancy 2nd trimester above and shockingly i still lose weight :( weird
Protein shakes are usually anywhere between 120-200 calories per serving with water (depending on what brand you buy etc.) so if you were having 3 of them per day with food, that could be anywhere between 360-600 extra calories per day! Depending on what kind of shake you were drinking of course. And mixed with anything but water would add even more calories.

I tend to use them as just post-workout drinks on weight training days, or as meal replacements if I've had a larger meal at another time of the day, because while they're low calorie on their own, it's easy to forget to count them into your daily intake unfortunately.

Hope that helps a little!
 
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Trudeelala

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hi. 800 calories is not a low calorie lunch
i cant go any lower my doctor wont allow me. That amount suit my height and weight composition as of now.

Im doing this only for the 1st 2 weeks and he'll change the diet plan after checking my progress. Im now using calorie counter
 
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Trudeelala

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Nah.. I only
Protein shakes are usually anywhere between 120-200 calories per serving with water (depending on what brand you buy etc.) so if you were having 3 of them per day with food, that could be anywhere between 360-600 extra calories per day! Depending on what kind of shake you were drinking of course. And mixed with anything but water would add even more calories.

I tend to use them as just post-workout drinks on weight training days, or as meal replacements if I've had a larger meal at another time of the day, because while they're low calorie on their own, it's easy to forget to count them into your daily intake unfortunately.

Hope that helps a little!
Yeah exactly and i took em bfast and dinner as stated ;)

Bfast with low sugar low fat soy milk
Dinner with plain water

Overall i only took LESS than 300cals of just shakes per day.

I think i may be intollerant to soy :( my body balloons up but it didnt happened while i was pregnant and on shakes once a day. I lost weight at 8 months preggy (as stated) and losing weight after delivery is so much easier

THEN, it creep back in even im using the same plan as above 2 shakes per day both at LESS than 300cals. I know it is less bcse my coach gave me a note/recipe on how to make sure my shakes are below 300 to lose weight.

But thanks for ur tips. :) perhaps ill try another brand or find other alternative if im proven to be soy intollerant
 

SevenOfNine

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Yeah exactly and i took em bfast and dinner as stated ;)

Bfast with low sugar low fat soy milk
Dinner with plain water

Overall i only took LESS than 300cals of just shakes per day.

I think i may be intollerant to soy :( my body balloons up but it didnt happened while i was pregnant and on shakes once a day. I lost weight at 8 months preggy (as stated) and losing weight after delivery is so much easier

THEN, it creep back in even im using the same plan as above 2 shakes per day both at LESS than 300cals. I know it is less bcse my coach gave me a note/recipe on how to make sure my shakes are below 300 to lose weight.

But thanks for ur tips. :) perhaps ill try another brand or find other alternative if im proven to be soy intollerant
Definitely see if you can find a brand that doesn't contain soy, and see if that helps! There's such a variety of protein shakes out there, you might be able to find one that suits your body and doesn't bloat you or make you feel yuck.
:)
 
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Trudeelala

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Definitely see if you can find a brand that doesn't contain soy, and see if that helps! There's such a variety of protein shakes out there, you might be able to find one that suits your body and doesn't bloat you or make you feel yuck.
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I hope so :( i really like the idea of having shakes everyday (many is against it but to each their own) as i did feel 'full healthy' with it..it stops sugar craving and i get all the nutrients im lacking if eating as i normally would .. (I even use it while pregnant - please consult ur doc first if anyone here wanna do so)

So sad when doc asked me to stop taking the shakes and eat low cals (800-900cals) and he was right, 3 days into D i lost 2.5kg. Be it just water weight bcse means my body bloat so much for 1 year.

I dont think the meal replacement made me gain 'fat' weight at all. Bcse while i put on weight i did notice my ring being tighter and i have indention on my feet from wearing socks and arms after carrying grocery bag even my shoulder from handbag strap, but i shrug it off thinking its normal lol silly me

So im sure my body retain water with the soy shakes.. I will try find protein shake with no soy and see how it goes but only after i finish my 3 months D :)
 

Joe Classy

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Rather than looking at the branding of the protein shake, have a look at the protein to carb and sugar amounts. Generally speaking one main difference between the "meal replacement' and 'protein' shake is the carbohydrate amount. Again those 'mass gain' protein shakes have tons of carbs and calories to help those that need it when doing intense weight lifting etc.

Also in general, the 'fancy' flavours are just adding sugar, so the plain ones are best as you can aways flavour them yourself with a bit of peanut butter (no sugar/salt types) or a banana (needs blending).

I'm positive there is one out there that you would like, it may just take some research.
 
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Trudeelala

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Good point joe and that exactly what my coaches used to tell me, compare the carbs and sugar content of the shakes and always count the total calories of what im adding into it to make me feel satisfied / full as it tends to add up and i always make sure mine is below 300. (Plain water or use only 100ml low fat milk diluted with 200ml plain water)

Problem is, while it helps me not gaining much weight during pregnancy, it does add weight when im not and within a year i balloon up to 71.5kg.

Hence, my doc asked me to stop bcse the silent killer reason is that I may be SOY INTOLERRANT without knowing it (i carry on taking it for 1 year) and needs to find another brand / types of meal replacement should i want to try to give it a go again.

So far after 3rd day not on shakes and only on D ive lost 2.5kg. Be it only water weight bcse at least its progress.

But thanks for the info again. It helps those who are new with shakes or considering to take it :) maybe they'll be alert about the content of it rather than the hype/marketing of brand.